Callum Skinner back for Revolution round three

Callum Skinner

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Capital cyclist Callum Skinner will be back in the saddle for round three of the Revolution Cycling Series which takes place at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London tomorrow.

Skinner was impressive in winning the kilometre time trial and taking second spot in the individual sprint in the opening leg of this season’s six-round series back in August. However, he was forced to withdraw from the British Track Championships the following month because of illness and surrender his four titles.

Now the 23-year-old is fit and healthy and ready to return to action against a high-class field. Among his opponents this weekend will be Welshman Lewis Oliva – a rival of the Scot for a place at next year’s Olympics in Rio – plus riders from the Czech Republic, Brazil, Ireland, China and the United States.

During the afternoon session, Skinner will contest the qualifying and the early rounds of the individual sprint, then line up for the longest lap event – a novelty race that starts with riders balancing on their bikes for three to four minutes followed by a one-lap sprint. The Kerin and sprint finals take place in the evening.